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Announcements and Notices > Purge Coming (22 replies - 5460 views)

Me too! ...   Fri Apr 18th, 2014 09:40 am

Other People of the Civil War > Amusing comments by the soldiers (56 replies - 25913 views)

I had read this awhile back. It comes from William Thomas Poague's book, "Gunner with Stonewall." I found it very amusing! About 1 P.M. some officers of ...   Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 02:43 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Amusing comments by the soldiers (56 replies - 25913 views)

Texas Defender wrote: Pender-   Maybe you'll like this one:   "Fast riding in the wrong direction is not military, but is sometimes healthy."                                                                       - D.H. Hill ...   Fri Dec 28th, 2012 05:53 pm

Other People of the Civil War > Amusing comments by the soldiers (56 replies - 25913 views)

D.H. Hill being extremely sarcastic on an application from a member of a band for a furlough replied:"Respectfully forwarded, disapproved...shooters before tooters." ...   Fri Dec 28th, 2012 02:43 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Artillery Action" (8 replies - 3574 views)

William Thomas Poague at the Wilderness. ...   Wed Nov 28th, 2012 11:07 am

Other Western Theater and Trans-Miss. > Confederate Graves out West, (3 replies - 1858 views)

Thanks sgtredleg, good info, had never heard this one. ...   Sun Aug 26th, 2012 01:16 am

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 22285 views)

My bad, just figured out what I done. If you will look at the link I posted and add Cold Harbor and Petersburg to the ...   Thu Aug 9th, 2012 12:16 am

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 22285 views)

JG6789 wrote: pender wrote: How does Gallagher figure Grant had "only" 35,000 casualties throughout the entire war? I think he meant "killed", not "casualties".   At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania ...   Wed Aug 8th, 2012 11:56 pm

Other Eastern Theater > Gary Gallagher on the Seven Days (35 replies - 22285 views)

CleburneFan wrote: Gotta confess, I really didn't realize until I heard Gallagher say it last night, that Grant's armies suffered "only" 35,000 casualties throughout the ...   Wed Aug 8th, 2012 07:36 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Civil War armies compared to Europe (16 replies - 6097 views)

BHR62, wonder if alot of the WW2 generations optimism came from their forefathers in the Civil War? My Grandfather was also in Patton's 3rd army. Sad to ...   Sun May 20th, 2012 01:27 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Civil War armies compared to Europe (16 replies - 6097 views)

BHR62, good thought. I believe the North and South together could have beat any army in the world then. Imagine the resources of the North ...   Sun May 13th, 2012 02:05 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg overrated? (24 replies - 8831 views)

Gettysburger, I would have to disagree that Lee's army was not the same fighting force after Gettysburg. I agree that Lee lost alot of good ...   Sun Apr 22nd, 2012 07:00 pm

Other People of the Civil War > A.P. HILLS LIGHT DIVISION (72 replies - 26078 views)

sgtredleg, I also agree that politics more than anything kept Gen. Thomas from command of the Light Division. As said above, Wilcox was a good ...   Fri Apr 13th, 2012 02:26 pm

Thomas Stonewall Jackson > Jackson and Pikes (13 replies - 7906 views)

Mark, just started reading Walter C. Hilderman's book, " They went into the fight Cheering" Confederate Conscription in North Carolina. Read this passage and thought ...   Tue Mar 27th, 2012 11:56 pm

Civil War Books > 10th Alabama Infantry (4 replies - 2438 views)

I agree BHR62. I will take anything from the Vets themselves over anything new. There are alot of newer books I like, but there is ...   Sat Mar 10th, 2012 01:39 am

Abraham Lincoln > Lincoln tyrant or savior of the Union (96 replies - 35861 views)

Texas Defender wrote: Savez-   Mr. Lincoln's paramount goal was the preservation of the Union. I believe that in his mind this objective overrode any concern ...   Thu Mar 1st, 2012 08:18 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 12352 views)

Wordsmith, I agree fully. Shelby Foote's books are great. Also they are a very enjoyable read.   ...   Sat Feb 4th, 2012 11:16 am

Idle Chit-Chat > Super Bowl 2012 (29 replies - 10644 views)

Well it looks as if eveybody's pick is shot. Who would have thought 49ers or Giants in the NFC. ...   Wed Jan 18th, 2012 10:47 pm

General Civil War Talk > Lee and Jackson (25 replies - 4979 views)

I would take Lee. Pender ...   Mon Jan 2nd, 2012 05:21 am

Jefferson Davis > Jefferson Davis (9 replies - 5756 views)

The Trial of Jefferson Davis. As we know it never came about. There are so many discussions and questions about the war. The right of ...   Wed Dec 28th, 2011 02:53 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 6802 views)

csamillerp, To the soldiers that made that charge I would say yes the fences were a critical element to the attack. What makes it a ...   Wed Dec 28th, 2011 02:05 am

Other Civil War Talk > Famous Regiments (14 replies - 4524 views)

20th Maine gets the credit for saving the day at Little Round Top by making the bayonet charge. 140th New York did not make the ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 02:38 am

Other Civil War Talk > Famous Regiments (14 replies - 4524 views)

Klink wrote: Casual CW observers who know any Regiments are familiar with at most the 54th Mass and the 20th Maine. Why these two? (There were 20 ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 02:00 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 6802 views)

I do not think the sunken ground would have helped much on account of the artillery firing obliquely. Especially from Little Round Top. Also there ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 01:53 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Rail fence during Pickett's charge (15 replies - 6802 views)

This letter by Henry Moore of the 38th North Carolina may shed a little light on the subject of the fence. He writes, " As we ...   Tue Dec 27th, 2011 01:22 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Southern Victory at Gettysburg (38 replies - 15883 views)

Also from what I have read Lee's army eat better while in northern territory than they did on home soil. I believe it was Shellby ...   Sun Dec 4th, 2011 01:39 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 5335 views)

csamillerp wrote: Pender i have always thought that Gordon was one of Lee's best corp commanders, he had alot in common with jackson... what if ...   Sat Dec 3rd, 2011 11:53 am

Other Eastern Theater > honey hill (10 replies - 3812 views)

csamillerp, Honey Hill is an interesting battle. Made Sherman howl to John P. Hatch "why in the hell didn't you flank em. " Here is ...   Thu Dec 1st, 2011 11:40 pm

General Civil War Talk > Other foreign help (38 replies - 11933 views)

Reading this thread I can not help but to keep thinking of Shelby Footes quote on Ken Burns Civil War. It went some thing like ...   Sun Nov 27th, 2011 11:13 am

William T. Sherman > Sherman - First commandant of L.S.U. (11 replies - 4971 views)

Mark, that is a good answer. They had similar ideas, different dreams. One thing I have found is that my line of thinking on the ...   Sun Nov 13th, 2011 01:18 pm

William T. Sherman > Sherman - First commandant of L.S.U. (11 replies - 4971 views)

Thanks for the reply Mark, I just have trouble understanding that way of thinking. How could they of thought that way, and keep the south ...   Sat Nov 12th, 2011 12:47 pm

William T. Sherman > Sherman - First commandant of L.S.U. (11 replies - 4971 views)

Mark wrote: I think you are looking at it from a 21st century point of view sgtredleg. When Sherman went north in 1860, he did ...   Fri Nov 11th, 2011 09:36 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 5335 views)

Hellcat wrote: Twilight zone, best describes all what if situations really. And here's a thought we haven't seemed to touch on the what if. Grant ...   Tue Nov 8th, 2011 12:02 am

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 5335 views)

Hellcat, If the Secession of Virginia does not happen , then the secession of Arkansas, N.C. and Tenn probabaly does not. Though we have this in another what ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 11:48 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg 26th N.C. Monument (4 replies - 2037 views)

Al wrote: How do you mean wrong? I should have said, is the 26th monument in the wrong spot? Instead of being in front of the ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 07:39 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Gettysburg 26th N.C. Monument (4 replies - 2037 views)

Is the monument to the 26th N.C. At Gettysburg wrong? http://www.gdg.org./Research/Authored%20Items/26th_nc.html Pender ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 01:17 pm

U.S. Grant > Grant What If (15 replies - 5335 views)

Hellcat, that is a interesting question. I think Grant would have done some of the same things. He is kind of like Stonewall Jackson in ...   Sun Nov 6th, 2011 12:21 pm

General Civil War Talk > General Trading (3 replies - 1179 views)

We all have our favorite generals and those we admire. But I would like to know who you would trade. What I mean by this ...   Sat Nov 5th, 2011 10:45 am

General Civil War Talk > Hurricanes (6 replies - 4441 views)

amhistoryguy wrote: July 10, 1861 - In the West Atlantic, a hurricane struck, causing the vessel "Bowditch" to flounder. All the crew but one was ...   Fri Nov 4th, 2011 09:57 pm

George Meade > Thoughts on Meade? (22 replies - 20142 views)

I think Meade is one of the unsung heros of the union army. Consider when he took command of the AoTP it was only three ...   Wed Nov 2nd, 2011 09:49 pm


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